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authorAlexandra N. Kossovsky <Alexandra.Kossovsky@oktetlabs.ru>2007-04-26 01:40:13 -0700
committerDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>2007-04-26 01:40:13 -0700
commit9198d2220d29b87ac3a05a3b791c50bb8a014d63 (patch)
tree72202a496f77e4143ce68ad16d7d6004c2172d5a /Documentation
parent4ef8d0aeafda8388dd51f2671b7059192b1e5a5f (diff)
[NET]: bonding documentation fix for multiple bonding interfaces
Fix bonding driver documentation for the case of multiple bonding interfaces. Signed-off-by: "Alexandra N. Kossovsky" <Alexandra.Kossovsky@oktetlabs.ru> Acked-by: Jay Vosburgh <fubar@us.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
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diff --git a/Documentation/networking/bonding.txt b/Documentation/networking/bonding.txt
index de809e58092f..1da566630831 100644
--- a/Documentation/networking/bonding.txt
+++ b/Documentation/networking/bonding.txt
@@ -920,40 +920,9 @@ options, you may wish to use the "max_bonds" module parameter,
documented above.
To create multiple bonding devices with differing options, it
-is necessary to load the bonding driver multiple times. Note that
-current versions of the sysconfig network initialization scripts
-handle this automatically; if your distro uses these scripts, no
-special action is needed. See the section Configuring Bonding
-Devices, above, if you're not sure about your network initialization
- To load multiple instances of the module, it is necessary to
-specify a different name for each instance (the module loading system
-requires that every loaded module, even multiple instances of the same
-module, have a unique name). This is accomplished by supplying
-multiple sets of bonding options in /etc/modprobe.conf, for example:
-alias bond0 bonding
-options bond0 -o bond0 mode=balance-rr miimon=100
-alias bond1 bonding
-options bond1 -o bond1 mode=balance-alb miimon=50
- will load the bonding module two times. The first instance is
-named "bond0" and creates the bond0 device in balance-rr mode with an
-miimon of 100. The second instance is named "bond1" and creates the
-bond1 device in balance-alb mode with an miimon of 50.
- In some circumstances (typically with older distributions),
-the above does not work, and the second bonding instance never sees
-its options. In that case, the second options line can be substituted
-as follows:
-install bond1 /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install bonding -o bond1 \
- mode=balance-alb miimon=50
+is necessary to use bonding parameters exported by sysfs, documented
+in the section below.
- This may be repeated any number of times, specifying a new and
-unique name in place of bond1 for each subsequent instance.
3.4 Configuring Bonding Manually via Sysfs